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Hawk’s Cry (Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation #2) by Manda Mellett – Review by Michelle King

Hawk's Cry (Satan's Devils MC Second Generation #2)Hawk’s Cry by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again, Manda Mellett grips you by the heart strings with this second story in Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation series! I highly recommend reading the first book in this series prior to this one…and reading the first series prior to that…to get the full story and details on all the characters you’ll be reading about.

Have you ever felt lost? Like you were supposed to be doing something else with your life? I think we are all kind of directed down a path in life starting with what we learn from our parents as young children. It’s what we know, what is expected of us. Being in an MC must be an even stronger influence. The expectations even higher than in a normal family. Imagine living that life and having everything you ever thought you wanted, being the VP, having you lifelong friend and lover at your side, and having a baby on the way, and suddenly questioning it all. This is Hawk’s story. And it is a powerfully emotional one!

These people have become like family to me reading though this series and I care deeply about what happens to each of them. I went on a journey with Eli (Hawk) and Liv and definitely felt every page. The Satan’s Devils never let me down and this book is no exception! Manda Mellett has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I am constantly left wanting more after each book!

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Rise (The Larussio Legacy Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Michelle King

Rise (The Larussio Legacy, #2)Rise by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Are you looking for a hot and steamy, romantic suspense thrill ride full of alpha male mafia men, sexy as sin bodyguards, and tons of action? Via Mari delivers all of this and more in Rise, book 2 in the Larussio Legacy series. I highly recommend you read the first book in this series before starting this one. Honestly, just go ahead and start with the Prestian series, continue to the Torzial Affair series, and throw in the Billionaire Bodyguards while you’re at it. They all tie in together in some way and give you a full complete picture of all the characters and their lives. Don’t get me wrong though. Each series is its own. It is just my recommendation that you read them all because they are all fantastic!

Every single one of her books has been outstanding and Rise does not disappoint! The action begins in chapter one and does not stop! There are twists and turns you will not see coming. And the sexy bits are oh…so…steamy! I’m an Italian. Where can I find myself A Gio? Rise will leave you wanting more and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Devil’s Spawn (Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #6) by Manda Mellett – Review by Michelle King

Devil's Spawn (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #6)Devil’s Spawn by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every book in this series just gets better and better! The Satan’s Devils just enthrall me! Hot, sexy bikers with heart that put family above all, even if that family isn’t blood. What more can you ask for??? You can’t help but fall for them!

Lizard has been a biker for 10 years. 100% all in. Loves the life. Confirmed bachelor. Can’t imagine living any other way. Mace is pretty much the same. No way is he ever settling down. Can anyone change them or is it true that people don’t change? What happens when you find out everything you believed to be true really wasn’t?
Shayla is on the run…with a property of patch on her back. She walks in to Devil’s Ink to see about getting it covered and draws the suspicion of Liz and Mace. Vanna shows up at the compound, son in tow, looking for her husband…who has no idea who she is!

This book will suck you in and have your emotions all over the place! This book has everything. It’s action packed, suspenseful, full of angst, has characters that will make you laugh and cry and yes, you will love the sexy bits too!

I can’t recommend this series enough! You can read these as stand alones but I would highly suggest reading them in order to get the full effect. These characters feel like family…and I really want to join their MC!

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Rockin’ It Home: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Michelle King

Rockin' It Home (Lawson Family #3)Rockin’ It Home by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading book 2 in this series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Ben’s story! It most certainly did not disappoint! Ben Lawson is absolutely delicious! Hometown boy turns super sexy rock star. Sounds like just my type! But there is so much more to him than that, both good and bad. In an effort to try to keep him under control, his label hires Dani as his personal assistant. While this is definitely not her job of choice, she needs the money so she accepts the position.

Ben and Dani’s story has so many ups and downs! My emotions were running all over the place non-stop! You’ll find a bit of everything here. Friendship, family, fun, heartbreak, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Romance, faith, and just all the feels!

What this author does is write stories that move you. She writes characters that you can relate to and makes it feel like they are your friends and family. This is a series you can completely lose yourself in. If you haven’t started this series yet, you’re definitely going to want to start! I just finished this and already wish I had the next book! Looking forward to Carly’s story up next.

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Mountains Series Boxed Set:(Books 1-3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle King

Mountains Series Boxed Set: (Books 1-3)Mountains Series Boxed Set: by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a great series! The box set is a perfect way to get your James and Sarah fix! I am listing my reviews for each book in the series and I hope you will grab this set and fall in love with these characters as much as I have!

Book 1 – Mountains Wanted

How do I start? Can I just say I seriously would love to throat punch Phoebe Alexander right now??? LOL! I won’t tell you much about the book because you can read the blurb and find out what it’s about. What I will tell you is how it made me feel. This book absolutely crushed me emotionally! I kept having to put the book down the closer I got to the end because I was crying so hard I couldn’t see the pages anymore!

When I started this book I thought it was really good…hot, steamy, sexy…everything I love in a good romance. I loved learning about Sarah and really connected with her and her views on relationships throughout this book. The way she handles her children and their questions was so impressive. I was totally invested in them early on. So I’m reading and getting somewhat frustrated with her and her choices as the story proceeds. Well…by the time I was about three quarters of the way through, I was done for! Sarah’s emotions hit me so hard! I was torn up from that point to the very last page! Then I cried for about an hour after I finished!

This book was so good and I honestly can’t recommend it enough! And while it does end, it is somewhat of a cliff hanger that will have you screaming for the next book in the series! You will fall in love with all of the characters in this story. Smile, cheer, and laugh with them. Sob, hurt, and ugly cry with them. Well done Ms. Alexander! 5 stars and then some!

Book 2 – Mountains Climbed

Once again, Ms. Alexander has me by the heart strings! This is the second book in the Mountains Series and I am absolutely hooked! Sarah is one exceptional lady in my opinion! She is so open and loving and accepting. Everything I try to be but probably fall way short the majority of the time. I love how she deals with her children in an open and honest manor. Something I once again try to do but don’t always succeed at.

In this second book, James has been deployed, leaving Maggie at home, and Sarah has met someone else and is trying her best to move on and heal her broken heart. They can’t seem to forget one another though, no matter how hard they try. As in my review of Mountains Wanted, the first book in this series, I can’t tell you much about what happens in this story. You truly need to read it to experience the full range of emotions these stories take you through.

This series is emotional, touching, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. You can’t help but fall in love with these characters and their stories. Well, except for Maggie maybe. She’s a bit too closed minded and judgmental for me! LOL! I can’t wait to read the next book in James and Sarah’s story! This author truly knows how to take you along on a journey!

Book 3 – Mountains Loved

This is the third book in the Mountains series and I highly recommend reading them in order. This is a continuation of James and Sarah’s story and you won’t want to miss a thing! Once again, Ms. Alexander takes you on an emotional rollercoaster that you won’t soon forget. This is a thought provoking journey with wonderfully written characters and scenes. My heart is still feeling it, even after finishing the book!

I have honestly grown to love Sarah and her family and friends. So this story had me feeling a bit disconnected from Sarah on several occasions. I guess I have gotten so involved with their lives that I was truly angry at her for some of her decisions in this one! She shows a vulnerability that I didn’t expect and it upset me at times! Just like her family and friends, I guess I saw her as Superwoman and wanted her to always be that strong woman who never second guessed herself. We truly see how human she is in this story. James will have you frustrated beyond belief throughout this one! I was at a point where I really wanted to kick him to the curb!

I don’t want to say much more because I don’t want to give you and spoilers. Just know that you won’t regret reading this series if you like a great story that will open your mind and leave you with all the feels!

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Mountains Loved (Mountains Series #3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle King

Mountains Loved (Mountains #3)Mountains Loved by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the Mountains series and I highly recommend reading them in order. This is a continuation of James and Sarah’s story and you won’t want to miss a thing! Once again, Ms. Alexander takes you on an emotional rollercoaster that you won’t soon forget. This is a thought provoking journey with wonderfully written characters and scenes. My heart is still feeling it, even after finishing the book!

I have honestly grown to love Sarah and her family and friends. So this story had me feeling a bit disconnected from Sarah on several occasions. I guess I have gotten so involved with their lives that I was truly angry at her for some of her decisions in this one! She shows a vulnerability that I didn’t expect and it upset me at times! Just like her family and friends, I guess I saw her as Superwoman and wanted her to always be that strong woman who never second guessed herself. We truly see how human she is in this story. James will have you frustrated beyond belief throughout this one! I was at a point where I really wanted to kick him to the curb!

I don’t want to say much more because I don’t want to give you and spoilers. Just know that you won’t regret reading this series if you like a great story that will open your mind and leave you with all the feels!

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Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt – Review by Michelle King

Out Of The ShadowsOut Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story that everyone should read. I am a victim of domestic violence and I honestly never thought about it from the perspective of the male being the victim. This book really made me think about how that would look. Where would they go? Do they have the resources that are available to women? Who would believe them? And having children in that situation is a million times worse! I made it through this story unscathed…or so I thought. As soon as I read the last sentence and closed the book it all hit me. I balled like a baby! Getting to know Dane’s story deeply touched my soul.

This is a quick read that will not only make you think but will have you wanting to reach out and find ways to help. To see what your communities are lacking and what you can do about it. It will open your mind and touch your heart. Domestic violence and mental illness are more common than you know. This story touches on some very serious scenarios that are at times difficult to read about but it is well worth it to read every word. Grab this one up. You will be glad you did!

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Michelle King

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark romance? Sign me up! I love a good dark romance! So I started reading this and after the first chapter I’m like “where’s the romance???” And this is way beyond dark…evil, gruesome, bloody, and I’m not sure what I’m reading! BUT – I keep reading and then I can’t STOP reading! I’m not sure what it says about me but I became totally invested in these characters!

My mother always told me I was attracted to guys who I thought needed to be fixed. I always see the good in people even when there isn’t any there. That is this book in a nutshell. I want to see the good…but there isn’t any there! Even if you think someone is good, they’re probably not!

There are so many twists and turns in this story and you’ll never see them coming! Trust me, you won’t be able to put this down and you’ll be left wanting more as soon as you finish the last page. But do prepare yourself to be swallowed up in the darkness that is Breaker Beneventi and 327 along with all the others you will meet between these pages!

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Mountains Climbed (Mountains Series #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle King

Mountains Climbed (Mountains, #2)Mountains Climbed by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again, Ms. Alexander has me by the heart strings! This is the second book in the Mountains Series and I am absolutely hooked! Sarah is one exceptional lady in my opinion! She is so open and loving and accepting. Everything I try to be but probably fall way short the majority of the time. I love how she deals with her children in an open and honest manor. Something I once again try to do but don’t always succeed at.

In this second book, James has been deployed, leaving Maggie at home, and Sarah has met someone else and is trying her best to move on and heal her broken heart. They can’t seem to forget one another though, no matter how hard they try. As in my review of Mountains Wanted, the first book in this series, I can’t tell you much about what happens in this story. You truly need to read it to experience the full range of emotions these stories take you through.

This series is emotional, touching, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. You can’t help but fall in love with these characters and their stories. Well, except for Maggie maybe. She’s a bit too closed minded and judgmental for me! LOL! I can’t wait to read the next book in James and Sarah’s story! This author truly knows how to take you along on a journey!

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Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin – Review by Michelle King

Scoring Chance : A Mile High Miners NovellaScoring Chance : A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adored this novella by Lane Martin! Who doesn’t love a well written sports romance??? It definitely left me wanting more! I loved getting to know Eden and Rhett. They are wonderful, well developed characters with a great bunch of supporting characters that make this short, steamy story feel like a full novel! I laughed, cried, and had all the feels while reading Scoring Chance. This was my first read by this author but it definitely will not be my last!

Review by @chellek44

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